Longines Lydia Tesio Race (Capannelle, Roma, Italy)

Longines, Official Timekeeper of the racecourse Capannelle in Rome is proud to announce the victory of Andrea Atzeni on Sortilege at the Grand Prix Longines Lydia Tesio. On October 25th during an event at the Palazzo Wedekind in the center of Rome, Longines has awarded the prize “Premio Longines Lydia Tesio - Le Signore dell’Ippica” to six women active in the equestrian world. The elegant chronograph The Longines Saint-Imier Collection was the official watch of the event.

In the warmth of the roman autumn, the racecourse of Capannelle welcomed the Grand Prix Longines Lydia Tesio. The Italian rider Andrea Atzeni on the horse Sortilege has won this Group I race of 2’000 meters opened to 3 years old fillies. The jockey, the owner and the trainer of Sortilege were presented with Longines watches. The whole day was marked by the elegance and the refinement among the public, true to Longines’ slogan “Elegance is an attitude”.

This race is dedicated to the memory of Donna Lydia, the first lady of the Italian horse racing and wife of the great thoroughbred breeder Federico Tesio. It was therefore logical that Longines awarded early that week the prize “Premio Longines Lydia Tesio - Le Signore dell’Ippica” to six great women, who have distinguished themselves in the equestrian world.

As Official Watch of the event, Longines has presented a model that embodies its philosophy as well as its famous slogan “Elegance is an attitude”: a chronograph from The Longines Saint-Imier Collection. The sleek lines and the distinctive lugs provide this model with a subtle balance between classical and contemporary design. With a diameter of 41 mm, this chronograph in steel or steel and rose gold is fitted with a column-wheel movement L688, developed and produced exclusively for Longines. Its silvered dial indicates the date at 4:30, the small seconds counter at 9, a 30 minutes counter at 3 and a 12 hours-counter at 6. This model is completed with a steel and gold bracelet and is water resistant to 3 bar.


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